I'll be buying a new snowboard on Friday and I've done a whole bunch of research. I think I have this one narrowed down to 5 boards. Here is some info about me...
Experience: 14 years, advanced rider, Live in the east, but make a trip out west once/year
Style: Love going fast, mostly groomers when local (unless im lucky enough to get some powder) occasional park, but no rails really... just kickers and pipe. I like to lay out nice big carves, and when I'm out west, I'm on the hunt for steep bowls, powder and good tree lines.
Boot: Size 8
Stance: 15, -10 or -15
It's been 8 years on the same board, and I'm very excited to upgrade. Here are my candidates, if anyone has any info, opionions or experience with these boards, it would be greatly appreciated!
Yes. Optomistic 154: $540, 24.9 waist
Yes. The Dudes 156: $529, 25.1 waist
K2 Turbo Dream 156: $479, 24.7
K2 Slayblade 156: $549, 25.0 waist
Rome Anthem 157/159: $499, 24.7/8 waist